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Nationality and Borders Bill

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2021-22

Bill (5)

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

9 December 2021
Lords
Bill 187 (2021-2022) as Amended in Public Bill Committee
4 November 2021
Commons
Bill 187 (2021-22) as Amended in Public Bill Committee - large print
4 November 2021
Commons
Bill 141 2021-22 (as introduced)
6 July 2021
Commons
Bill 141 2021-22 (large print)
6 July 2021
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

9 December 2021
Lords
Bill 141 EN 2021-22
6 July 2021
Commons
Bill 141 2021-22 EN (large print)
6 July 2021
Commons

The Government provide a delegated powers memorandum for all public (including hybrid) bills to justify the delegation of powers, usually to Ministers, in the bill. For reports of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee, see “Select Committee Reports”.

Nationality and Borders Bill: Supplementary Delegated Powers Memorandum
5 January 2022
Lords
Nationality and Borders Bill: Delegated Powers Memorandum
10 December 2021
Lords
Delegated Powers Memorandum – Nationality and Borders Bill
6 July 2021
Commons

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

HL Bill 82-I(a) Amendments for Committee (Supplementary to the Marshalled List)
26 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82-I Marshalled list for Committee
25 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(l) Amendments for Committee
24 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(k) Amendments for Committee
21 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(j) Amendments for Committee
20 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(i) Amendments for Committee
19 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(h) Amendments for Committee
18 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(g) Amendments for Committee
17 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(f) Amendments for Committee
14 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(e) Amendments for Committee
12 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(d) Amendments for Committee
11 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(c) Amendments for Committee
10 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(b) Amendments for Committee
7 January 2022
Lords
HL Bill 82(a) Amendments for Committee
6 January 2022
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 8 December 2021
8 December 2021
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 8 December 2021 - large print
8 December 2021
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 December 2021
7 December 2021
Commons
Consideration of Bill Amendments as at 7 December 2021 - large print
7 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 6 December 2021
6 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 December 2021
3 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 2 December 2021
2 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 December 2021
1 December 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 30 November 2021
30 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 November 2021
29 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 26 November 2021
26 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 November 2021
25 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 November 2021
24 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 23 November 2021
23 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 November 2021
22 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 19 November 2021
19 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 November 2021
18 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 17 November 2021
17 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 November 2021
16 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 November 2021
15 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 12 November 2021
12 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 10 November 2021
10 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 9 November 2021
9 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 8 November 2021
8 November 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 4 November 2021
4 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 3 November 2021
3 November 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 2 November 2021
2 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 1 November 2021
1 November 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 29 October 2021
29 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 28 October 2021
28 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 27 October 2021
27 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 26 October 2021
26 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 25 October 2021
25 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 October 2021
22 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 October 2021
21 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 October 2021
20 October 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 19 October 2021
19 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 October 2021
18 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 15 October 2021
15 October 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 24 September 2021
24 September 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 23 September 2021
23 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 22 September 2021
22 September 2021
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 21 September 2021
21 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 20 September 2021
20 September 2021
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 16 September 2021
16 September 2021
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments for 8 December (day 2)
8 December 2021
Commons
Speaker’s provisional grouping and selection of Amendments for 7 December (day 1) and 8 December (day 2)
7 December 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 4 November
3 November 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 2 November
1 November 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 28 October
27 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 26 October
25 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 21 October
21 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee - 20 October
20 October 2021
Commons
Chairs’ provisional selection and grouping of amendments in Committee for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Bill
18 October 2021
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

All proceedings up to 8 December 2021 at Report Stage
8 December 2021
Commons
All proceedings up to 4 November 2021 at Public Bill Committee Stage
4 November 2021
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Nationality and Borders Bill
21 December 2021
Lords
Briefing Paper on Progress of the Bill
25 November 2021
Commons
Briefing paper on Second Reading
6 July 2021
Commons

The following select committee reports have been identified as relevant to the debate on the Bill.

11th Report of the Select Committee on the Constitution
21 January 2022
Lords
18th Report of the Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee
19 January 2022
Lords

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Have your say on the Nationality and Borders Bill
21 July 2021
Commons

The Government human rights memorandum is prepared by the Government to assist the Joint Committee on Human Rights with its scrutiny of the Bill’s human rights implications.

Supplementary Human Rights memorandum from the Home Office - 19 November
19 November 2021
Commons
European Convention on Human Rights Memorandum
6 July 2021
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Written evidence submitted by Apna Haq (NBB47)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Rights of Women (NBB48)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by AVA (Against Violence and Abuse) (NBB49)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Safety4Sisters (NBB50)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Anti-Slavery International (NBB51)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by SafeLives (NBB52)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Doughty Street Chambers Anti-Trafficking Team (NBB53)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Somerset and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support (NBB54)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Latin American Women's Rights Service (NBB55)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Children's Society (NBB56)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by The Rights Lab, University of Nottingham (NBB57)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Safe Passage International (NBB58)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Women's Aid Federation of England (NBB59)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Drive Partnership (NBB60)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Welsh Women's Aid (NBB61)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Refuge (NBB62)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Modern Slavery Survivor Collective (NBB63)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) (NBB64)
5 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Hope for Justice (NBB44)
3 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by ATLEU (Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit) (NBB45)
3 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by CARE (Christian Action Research and Education) (NBB46)
3 November 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX) (NBB43)
29 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Evangelical Alliance (NBB40)
27 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Natalie Hodgson, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Nottingham (NBB41)
27 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders (NBB42)
27 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the End Violence Against Women (EVAW) coalition (NBB39)
22 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (evidence on the legal aid provisions of the NAB Bill) (NBB16)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (Draft amendments in respect of the legal aid provisions of the Bill (NBB17)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Public Law Project (PLP) and JUSTICE (evidence on the wider implications of the NAB Bill for access to justice) (NBB18)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Modern Slavery Policy Unit of Justice and Care and the Centre for Social Justice (NBB19)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Alp Mehmet, Chairman of Migration Watch UK (NBB20)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Chagossian Voices (NBB21)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Reprieve (NBB22)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Families Together Coalition (NBB23)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Human Trafficking Foundation (NBB24)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Helen Bamber Foundation (NBB25)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Australia Women in Support of Women on Nauru (NBB26)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Asylum Seekers Advocacy Group (ASAG) and Doctors for Justice (D4J), Australia (NBB27)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Dr Ryan Essex, University of Greenwich (NBB28)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Logistics UK (NBB29)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) (NBB30)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by National Justice Project (NBB31)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Associate Professor Maria O'Sullivan, Deputy Director, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia (NBB32)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the European Network on Statelessness (ENS), the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC), and Amnesty International UK, re Part 1, Clause 9 'stateless minors' (joint submission) (NBB33)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (NBB34)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Duke Law International Human Rights Clinic (NBB35)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Justice and Peace Office of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney (NBB36)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW Sydney (NBB37)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Statewatch (NBB38)
20 October 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Migrant Voice and Amnesty International UK (joint submission) (NBB13)
24 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) and Amnesty International UK (joint submission) (NBB14)
24 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Mermaids (NBB15)
24 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Christiaan Piercy (NBB01)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Dental Association (NBB02)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Overseas Territories Citizenship Campaign (NBB03)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Shelley Omarie Duberry (NBB04)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the British Association of Social Workers (NBB05)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by We Belong (NBB06)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK (NBB07)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Refugee Council (NBB08)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Refugee Law Initiative of the School of Advanced Study, University of London (NBB09)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Say it Loud Club (NBB10)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by the Law Society of Scotland (NBB11)
22 September 2021
Commons
Written evidence submitted by Women for Refugee Women (NBB12)
22 September 2021
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Impact Assessment from the Home Office
16 September 2021
Commons

Occasionally questions put to government Ministers during debates on Bills in either the House of Commons or the House of Lords may be answered by the Minister saying 'I will write to the Hon Member'. Such “will write” replies are not published in Hansard but are placed in the Library of the House concerned and published on the Parliamentary website.

Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP and Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding issues raised in the Nationality and Borders Bill committee stage debate: clause 56 and the EU Trafficking Directive, safeguarding of children housed in hotels, and further details of age assessment in regards to new clause 32.
4 November 2021
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP and Siobhain McDonagh MP regarding issues raised in the Committee stage debate: protection of the RNLI, clause 46 (information relating to being a victim of slavery or human trafficking), clause 47 (late compliance) and clause 48 (Identification of Potential Victims) opportunities for misuse of the National Referral Mechanism, safe spaces, and agreements with other countries and deportations.
2 November 2021
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP regarding an issue raised in the committee stage debate: how does clause 29 deal with imputed characteristics.
27 October 2021
Letter from Tom Pursglove MP to Sir Roger Gale MP regarding issues raised in the committee stage debate: family reunion visas, differentiation - including 'no recourse to public funds', Napier Barracks - advisory groups, return to safe countries, and resettlement of Afghan citizens.
26 October 2021

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

4 November 2021
Commons
4 November 2021
Commons
Committee Debates: compilation pdf of sittings so far
4 November 2021
Commons
2 November 2021
Commons
2 November 2021
Commons
28 October 2021
Commons
28 October 2021
Commons
26 October 2021
Commons
26 October 2021
Commons
21 October 2021
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21 October 2021
Commons
19 October 2021
Commons
19 October 2021
Commons
23 September 2021
Commons
23 September 2021
Commons
21 September 2021
Commons
21 September 2021
Commons

Link to the relevant section in the Commons Hansard Daily Report

Commons 2nd reading

2nd reading (day 2) - Commons Hansard link
20 July 2021
Commons
2nd reading (day 1) - Commons Hansard link
19 July 2021
Commons

Commons Report stage

Report stage (day 2) - Commons Hansard link
8 December 2021
Commons
Report stage - Commons Hansard link
7 December 2021
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

3rd reading - Commons Hansard link
8 December 2021
Commons

Lords 1st reading

9 December 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

5 January 2022
Lords

Lords 1st reading

Minutes of Proceedings
9 December 2021
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

Minutes of Proceedings
5 January 2022
Lords